March 7, 2008
Broke down the airframe and removed the equipment. Sold the equipment on the E-zone to make room for some more Plantraco 900 mHz planes. Getting smaller and lighter all the time!
March 17, 2004
I took these movies today during the snowstorm. There still is a high-contrast situation when flying by the windows, but you can see the plane 100% better.
March 16, 2004
My latest indoor plane. I wanted something that flew slow enough to fly in the atrium of the building where I work. For test flights I used my living room which is 18'x30'.
The plane uses a wrapped CF tube fuselage from Dave Lewis, and is a micro-sized Kolibri. Designed to be rudder and motor control only, trimming became frustrating so I went to R/E/T control. Weight ballooned when I added the second actuator because all I had on hand was a heavier E-flight designs Mega act.
Both wing mounting rods are friction-fit into holders attached to the fuselage so wing incidence can be adjusted and the wing can be removed for transportation. The battery mounts on a magnet which is clipped to the wing's main keel, so battery position can be adjusted to optimum CG depending on which battery is used.
|Wing Area||141 sq. in. plus 44 sq. in. tail area|
|Wing Loading||.58-.77 oz./sq. ft.|
|Motor/Prop||Falcon PU-04/GWS 4x2.5 (to be replaced wiith 5x3)|
|Battery||90 mAh or 145 mAh LiPoly|
|Actuators||1 - Bob Selman MagAct, 1 - Eflight Designs Mega actuator|